A Perfect Technich to Reach (Im)perfection

Rick Genest is one of the most characteristic models all over the world. He has totally tattooed his body in order to be close to a zombie…and the operation was succesful. As you know, the zombie is a putrescent and limping creature and it hasn’t got any feelings….something very far away from perfection and beauty.
Today Rick is named “the zombie model” and many fashion designers (mainly Mugler) employ him for their advertisements and fashion shows.

rico2 Rick Genest by Raphaël Ouellet for NIGHTLIFE.CA

Source: http://thefashionisto.com/rick-genest-by-raphael-ouellet-for-nightlife-ca/

Where Is Hello kitty’s Mouth?

Have you ever noticed that Hello kitty hasn’t got mouth? Its designer, Yuko Yamaguchi, made it on pourpose. “I want people to be able to project their feelings on her. Kitty looks happy when people are happy and she looks sad when people are sad” –  Yamaguchi says – ” If she had a mouth, she would have an expression and nobody could find in her his mood, so I preferred to paint it not.”

Hello Kitty Pictures 8

Sources: http://slowbuddy.com/photography/hello-kitty-pictures/

  (in Italian)  http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Kitty

Michelangelo’s Art: the “Unfinished”

Michelengelo’s art: the “unfinished”
Michelangelo Buonarroti is mainly known for sculptures like “Pietà” and “David” or for frescos like “Il Giudizio Universale”, perfect works, you might say. Anyway an other technic used by Michelangelo is the so called “unfinished”. He employed this technic to express the opposition between the spirit and the matter, the order and shapeless. He created “imperfect” works to express perfectly a message and a philosophy. The most relevant work is the “Prigioni”.

File:Michelangelo, schiavo che si ridesta.jpg

Source ( in Italian): http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo,_schiavo_che_si_ridesta.jpg

Vampire Teeth

The vampire, a strange evil creature. It can hide it’s rot just with magic and it drinks women’s blood. He his a living dead, a deceiver…but he is also very charming and last year one of the strangest teen fashion was the “vampire teeth”. Many gilrs and boys want to shape their canines to be close to a vampire. it looks like it’s an effect of the “twilight saga”.

Anyway some people don’t need a cosmetic surgey operation: Danieledoesntmatter is one of the most popular Italian youtubers (200000 followers) and his canines are just like that, but they are natural…he was born this way and his teeth are one of his main strenght, he says.

Source (in Italian): http://planetstarblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/daniele-doesnt-matter-il-vampiro-piu-simpatico-e-famoso-del-web/

See also: http://beautifullyimperfects.net/2012/12/17/the-yaeba-smile/

A Terrible, Great Voice

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American soprano, but her voice was totally tone-deaf. Her parents didn’t want her to sing, but she didn’t care. In spite of her terrible voice, her shows were always successful beacuse the public considered them very funny. Florence knew that her voice wasn’t perfect, but she always said “People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing”.

A Pixel Art Game

“Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.
It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.”

This is the description that you can find in Minecraft website. It’s an on-line indipendent game which is made in a sort of pixel art: everything, even the charachters, is made by big blockes. Minecraft is very different from the modern pc games, where the graphic is very defined in order to be very close to reality. It looks strange, but this is probably the main strenght of Minecraft and today millions and millions of people buy and play this game.

Making of Minecraft

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/10/the-making-of-minecraft/

Source: https://minecraft.net/

 

Educationally imperfect

Nowadays, part of the modern culture promotes some imperfections and leads people to show their “imperfections” and feel not ashamed by them. The main character of this sort of revolution is Lady Gaga who writes and sings lots of songs about this theme. The most representative song is “Born this way”.

I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby
I was born this way (chorus)

That’s why we have chosen an episode of the fiction “Glee”, which is about a group of  students who belong to a Music Club (called Glee) in an American high school. In this video they sing “Born this way” and everybody of them is wearing a T-Shirt where is written a sentence about their imperfections. Some examples are the soloist (who is an omsexual boy) wears  the sentence “Likes boys”, and another (who is a fat black girl) wears the sentence “No weave”.